The information and communications technology (ICT) sector is a major employer in Canada and contributes about $150 billion a year to Canada’s economy. There are more than 32,000 ICT firms across the country, with over 600,000 people working in ICT occupations.
2. Skills Development
Canadian employers want friendly, assertive professionals with communication skills commensurate with their profession who will fit right in and become leaders in due course. Employers in the ICT field expect employees to develop a good understanding of the business and not just focus on the technical aspects of the job.
3. Understanding Canadian Workplaces
Canadian employers, who often do not know how to assess education and work experience from other countries, may require or prefer you to have experience working in Canada. Lack of local market experience can pose a challenge for newcomers, but there are ways to overcome some of these challenges.
4. Job Finding Techniques
The Canadian job market is very competitive, so be prepared and understand each of the steps needed to gain employment. As well, finding a job in Canada may be very different than in your home country.
The associations listed below offer a variety of professional development, educational and networking opportunities.
Finding a job in Canada may be different than in your home country and you may need help finding job vacancies, updating your resume, writing cover letters, preparing for interviews, and understanding what Canadian employers are looking for.